[ rey-hab ]


  1. a harlot of Jericho who gave shelter to the two agents sent by Joshua to spy on the city. Joshua 2.

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of Rahab1

From Late Latin Raab, from Greek Rhaáb, from Hebrew rāḥābh, a noun and personal name of uncertain meaning

Discover More

Example Sentences

His company was named Rahab and Endor, apparently after two controversial women of scripture.

Rahab believed in God first, and, therefore, accepted the Israelitish conquest and adopted the nationality of the conquerors.

By faith Rahab the harlot perished not with them that were disobedient, having received the spies with peace.

We have to notice further in Rahab a determination to throw in her lot with the people of God.

Rahab had never seen the Divine image in any purer form than it appeared in Joshua and men and women like-minded with him.

It has not been the lot of Rahab to share the devout interest which has been lavished on Mary Magdalene.


Word of the Day



Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.




rahRahimyar Khan